SOCOM has had a bumpy ride over the last few years. While the series flourished on the PSP, the first outing on the PS3 was viewed as lackluster and too stuck in the PS2 era. So, Sony and developer Zipper Interactive had their hands full bringing the once-renowned and innovative shooter up to snuff. Thankfully, the results are strikingly good. While still focusing on the team-based tactical action, there's enough refinement and technical enhancements here to make SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals a real contender in the fight for on- and off-line military supremacy.